I’m Hannah and I am a hormonal health and fertility acupuncturist. I have been working as an acupuncturist for the last 8 years and spent 5 years before that doing my training at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. I started my business from scratch, full of Chinese wisdom but knowing nothing about how to run or grow a business. I have worked my socks off to achieve a beautiful acupuncture space in Streatham, dedicated to supporting every women who comes through the door.
I started my career as a general practitioner and over the years found my client base were mostly women seeking help for hormonal and fertility issues. As a result of this and a passion for non stop learning I have invested time, money and many a late night, in further study on pregnancy, gynaecology, menstrual problems and health, IVF and natural conception. In 2018 I qualified as an Advanced Fertility Practitioner, which means I have undertaken extensive study in Western and Chinese Medical approaches to fertility, both for natural and assisted conception. I have a Level 1 certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice from Birkbeck University. These listening and non judgemental skills alongside the acupuncture can really compliment each other well. This year I have qualified as a Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education. This means I can teach women how to confidently track their menstrual cycle and ovulation window, thus improving their chances of conceiving naturally.
I’m originally from Macclesfield, I have a partner, 3 children, a dog and a tortoise and a love for feeding the birds in my garden. I love food and cooking and I can do an excellent slow cooked roast dinner, it’s my last supper of choice. I’m always doing some form of exercise, it keeps me sane and well and allows me time on my own. I love entering races and challenges, which then cause me stress and enjoyment in equal measures. My best was the Three Peaks, my worst was a 5 K swim in Lake Coniston……never again! This year I’m trying my hand at cold water swimming, we will see how far through winter I get! I’m rubbish at yoga and can’t touch my toes but I try really hard to carry on in the vain hope that one day I’ll get there. My favourite place in the whole world is the Lake District where I have been lucky enough to spend many, many holidays. My dream day would be a walk in the fells, an afternoon in the pub and an amble home to a fire. Just to balance this wholesomeness out I also love a really good night out and getting sweaty on that dance floor.
Acupuncture with me is so much more than the needles. It’s about sharing information, suggesting different approaches and supporting you in all the ways I can. My treatments offer a chance to talk and a chance to relax. My acupuncture space is here for you to unwind, unburden, speak freely and be listened to. I hope people who come for acupuncture with me will leave feeling they are understood and supported, whilst also gathering practical and helpful information. Most importantly I want people to leave feeling happier and more in control of their health.